ORIGINS AND CULTURE
This page features background pertaining to
our Tuvaluan people; in particular our origins which dates back about 5000 years, our
history, culture including the unique fatele (dancing), customs
For more information on Tuvaluan Origins
and Culture, please click on the links below for Singing And Dancing, Origins, The
Traditional Social Structure and The Cycle Of Life.
CYCLE OF LIFE
TUVALU, MY TUVALU
Tuvalu, my Tuvalu the land across the sea
Surrounded by the Ocean, you mean so much to me
I miss these coral atolls with gentle swaying palms
With smiling gentle people, so peaceful and so calm.
Tuvalu, my Tuvalu I always think of you
Wherever I may travel across the sea so blue
And deep inside me I know that it will be
Tuvalu, my Tuvalu you always think of me.
Your sons and daughters travel away to
They leave their homes and families so that they will understand
To study truth and knowledge in sadness and in pain, and then
Tuvalu, my Tuvalu you welcome them home again.
Tuvalu, my Tuvalu may Gods blessings
be on you
To give you strength and courage to see the future through
And may our blessed people hold their heads up high
Tuvalu, my Tuvalu I will love you till I die.
- Jane Resture